Open Today
  • 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
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​​​​​​​The Field House is a 334,000 sq. ft. facility, which houses a fitness loft, 8 basketball/volleyball courts, 5 badminton courts, 16 racquetball courts, 2 squash courts, a cycling studio, group exercise room, 8 multi-activity rooms, 10 wallyball courts, a swimming pool, classrooms, locker rooms, saunas and Recreational Services offices.

Additional staff offices and academic departments housed in the Field House include Men’s & Women’s Gymnastics, Sports Camps, Health and Human Physiology, Health & Physical Activity Skills, Lifetime Leisure Skills.

The Field House is a membership access facility - patrons will be required to have a Recreational Services Membership or pay the daily walk-in fee in order to use the facility. The Field House is located on South Grand, just west of Rienow and Slater Residence Halls and just east of the University Hospitals and Clinics. Parking is available in Lot 6 underneath the South Gym or in Lot 14, a parking lot southeast of the Field House. Campus routes Red (Rienow stop), Blue (Slater stop), and Interdorm (Rienow stop) all stop outside of the Field House. The main entrance to the Field House is Main Street, the area between the swimming pool and South Gym. The Field House can be access from the east or west doors leading into the Main Street area.

Click here to request a space in the Field House.

Click on the pdfs to see the FH 2016-2017 hours: 

Contact Us

NameTitleEmailPhone
Chuck Thomas
Assistant Director, Facility Operations

General Facility Rules

  1. A current membership or daily walk-in fee is necessary to access the Field House.
  2. Youth 13 years of age and under require adult supervision. Users must be at least 14 years of age to use fitness equipment.
  3. Shirts, non-marking shoes, and athletic shorts or pants must be worn at all times.
  4. Recreational Services is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.
  5. All users participate at their own risk.
  6. Drugs, alcohol, and smoking are strictly prohibited.
  7. Bicycles, roller-skating, skateboarding, and pets are prohibited.
  8. No “outdoor” sports may be played within the facility, to include: baseball, softball, football, soccer, frisbee, etc.
  9. Violation of any policy set forth by Recreational Services, or any actions deemed inappropriate, may result in the acting participant’s membership being suspended or revoked.

 Activity Room Rules

  1. Recreational Services, Athletics, and Academics have scheduling priority. Patrons may utilize activity rooms when they are not reserved.
  2. Music boxes are for the exclusive use of Recreational Services, Athletics, and Academics – patrons and clubs may bring their own music playing devices.
  3. Non-marking shoes only on wooden floors.
  4. No shoes on mat floors, only clean Martial Arts footwear.
  5. Do not lean on mirrors.

 Track Rules

  1. Users must follow the directional arrow.
  2. Run/walk counterclockwise on even days.
  3. Run/walk clockwise on odd days.
  4. Children six years and younger are prohibited from using the track.
  5. Walkers, slow runners, and wheelchairs use the inside two lanes.
  6. Runners and joggers use the outside two lanes.
  7. Stationary exercises are prohibited.
  8. Accessory equipment is prohibited (weights, medicine balls, etc.)
  9. Athletic shoes must be worn at all times.
  10. Track Distance (inside lane to outside lane):
    • Lane 1 = 10.78 laps/mile
    • Lane 2 = 10.29 laps/mile
    • Lane 3 = 9.84 laps/mile
    • Lane 4 = 9.43 laps/mile

 Main Deck Priorities

  1. Scheduled Recreational Services, Athletics, and Academics activities.
  2. Volleyball on courts 7 & 8.
  3. Badminton on courts 1-5.

 Main Deck Rules

  1. Volleyball drop-in challenge hours, when not reserved:
    • 3:30pm-10:30pm, Monday-Friday
    • All day Saturday, Sunday, and holiday hours
  2. Volleyball drop-in challenge rules:
    • Games are to 25 points – win by two (2) using rally scoring.
    • The winning team keeps the court. Teams winning two (2) consecutive games must sit out a minimum of one (1) game if other players are waiting.
    • Teams are a minimum of six (6) players per side when people are waiting.
    • A verbal challenge is issued by waiting players. No one in a game may call next game. Challenges can be issued on one (1) court only, and the challenger must be present before the proceeding game ends.
    • Only one (1) person is needed for a challenge.
    • Players from losing team may be chosen for next game only if there are not enough players present and waiting.

 South Gym Priorities

  1. Scheduled Recreational Services, Athletics, and Academics activities.
  2. Open play and challenge basketball.
  3. Volleyball and badminton on courts 5 & 6.

 South Gym Rules

  1. Open play basketball hours:
    • 7:30am-3:30pm, Monday-Friday
  2. Challenge play basketball hours:
    • 3:30pm-10:30pm, Monday-Friday
    • All day Saturday, Sunday, and holiday hours
  3. Challenge rules:
    • Challenge need not be accepted if other courts are available.
    • The winning team keeps the court. Teams winning two (2) consecutive games must sit out a minimum of one (1) game if other players are waiting.
    • A verbal challenge is issued by waiting players. No one in a game may call next game. Challenges are issued on one (1) court only, and the challenger must be present before proceeding game ends.
    • Only one (1) person is needed to issue a challenge.
    • Players from losing team may be chosen for next game only if there are not enough players present and waiting.

Daily Walk-in Fees

A Daily Walk-in fee can be paid in order to gain admittance to all recreation facilities on campus for one day. 

Daily Walk-in Fees
Ages (0-3) No Charge
Ages (4-18)* $8.00 per day
Ages (19+) $10.00 per day

*Youth ages 13 and under must be directly supervised by an adult to access Recreational Services facilities. Youth under 13 are not allowed in the fitness areas. They are also not able to take regular group exercise or mind/body classes. 

Lockers

A valid Recreation Membership for the length of the locker rental will be necessary in order to rent a locker. Recreational Services welcomes patrons to use the locker room that is right for them. The FH has a Men’s and Women’s Locker Room. Daily Coin Lockers are available in each of the locker rooms. 

Locker Services Fees
Half Size Locker $6.00 per month
Full Size Locker $10.00 per month

Locker Policies

It is the renter's responsibility to renew or clear out a locker on or before the expiration date. If they fail to remove the contents, consent is given to Recreational Services to remove and dispose of the locker contents. A $5 storage and retrieval fee will be charged to reclaim cleared locker contents. The University of Iowa is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Hours

  • 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

Closures

  • 8:00am – 9:00pmSouth Gym